Evan Grant writes that the win was a dream come true for Leody Taveras who got his first big league hit in his first big league start.
Sullivan notes that manager Chris Woodward thinks Taveras is special and that his defense in center field can alter games.
Levi Weaver looks at how the plans have come apart for the Rangers this season ahead of the impending trade deadline.
Stefan Stevenson writes that Jon Daniels is open to anything that will help the Rangers for the future but Texas won’t make moves just to make moves.
Grant writes that JD isn’t ready to announce that the Rangers are going to be sellers but, since it’s not like that’s an actual thing that teams have to do to make trades, he’s willing to listen.
Sullivan provides a full rundown of the answers JD provided during what had to have been just a thrilling Zoom call with the media on his birthday yesterday. Happy birthday, JD! Sorry about ownership.
Jeff Passan does one of those kind of obnoxious articles that he does where he has a conversation with himself but this one is about what to expect from the trade deadline.
Grant notes that since the Rangers are starting to transition to young players, Robinson Chirinos might see more time at DH with Texas keeping three catchers on the roster.
And, finally, the beats at MLB dot com came up with 30 bold trade deadline moves with Sullivan finding a trade of Shin-Soo Choo to be bold.